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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:33 pm

Holy crap its been forever since I posted here! Playing all this Gundam Crossrays has my creative juices flowing again though, and I'm slowly unpacking and reassembling my squads. Hopefully I'll start posting more Chubdam goodness in the near future.

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Chubdam Noblesse, based on the Tallgeese from Gundam Wing, finally gets it's wings just in time for the holidays (still counts!). Capturing the Tallgeese structure has been one of the trickier builds, and I've probably been through 4 or 5 complete rehauls before achieving something I thought worthy. So its with great pleasure that I say I think I nailed the wings in one go, just took a few hours to work out the articulation. It was worth it though, the wings can serve as side shields and as forward facing heat shields for atmospheric re-entry. Bonus for using the hot air balloon side for the wings, the clips on the end can serve as additional hardpoints, probable SSRs during play.

If I haven't stated it before, credit for the new arm design goes to Jamie McKelvie.

ImageTallgeese Flugel by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageWinder Binders by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageWing Shields by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageRe-entry Heat Shields by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageFlight by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:15 pm

I was asked how much of this particular build is original Chub and how much is new. It came out to exactly 30 bricks of Chub to 90 bricks of Chubdam action, for 1/4 OG by brick count. So much of the inner Chub frame remains!

ImageBlue is New by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageRed is Fled by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

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Only makes sense if I made the wings for the Noblesse to add them to the Buster Roc as well. Finally made holding a weapon in both hands work at this scale, big thanks to Jamie McKelvie for the arm design to make it happen. Just had to slightly cheat with the combined buster rifle by turning the handles sideways, but the whole deal works otherwise without adding or subtracting anything!

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Aardvark17 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:25 am

This guy looks fantastic. I haven't watched Gundam so I always feel unable to comment in this thread, but you really nail it every time. The wings are rad and the way you got the guns to combine just by turning the handles is really clever. Great stuff.
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:41 pm

Aardvark17 wrote:This guy looks fantastic. I haven't watched Gundam so I always feel unable to comment in this thread, but you really nail it every time. The wings are rad and the way you got the guns to combine just by turning the handles is really clever. Great stuff.


You'd be surprised how much of Gundam is on youtube these days. Also Hulu has several series available. Check it out when you get a chance!

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Chubdam Apollo, based on the Gundam Physalis from Stardust Memory, gets a much needed overhaul. The wing binders are properly represented, although not perfectly. There's a gap in the side I wasn't able to do anything about for now, and I can only hop they will be stable in brick. I thought about keeping the previous chest intact since it worked well enough, but I enjoyed exaggerating the belly too much. The ridiculously oversized warhead was too fun to abandon in favor of something better scaled as well.

Guess I'll have to update the Vikare/Zephyranthes soon now too....

ImageChubdam Apollo by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageBinders Out by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageNuclear Launch Detected by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageGeared Up and Ready to Go by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageFinal Duel by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 am

Chubdam Icarus (formerly Von Braun), based on the Gundam GP-01 Zephyranthes, receives its big update alongside its big bro Apollo. At first I worried that it wouldn't be much of an update, but as you can see I overhauled quite a bit from the back mounted booster pods to the extra fuel tanks over the knees. I had never really been satisfied with the shoulder verniers either, and after some trial and error found a form that I thought flowed well. All in all I think its a massive improvement to the overall silhouette when compared to the source material just as the Apollo update was.

I did try to pull off something nifty for the chest, a redesign that could potential improve all Chubdam chests across the board, but I couldn't get it to come out quite right. Ah well, I'll tackle it another time. Interestingly enough, I think the new chest design might work smashingly for a Gundam F-91 frame which has eluded me for a few years. Time will tell....

That aside, this should be the last Chubdam update for the year. In the beginning of 2020 I expect to update the GP-03 Stamen inspired Vikare, and mayhaps finally tackle a GP-04 Gerbera inspired Chubdam as well. Who knows, could get crazy and try to pull off the Gerbera Tetra as well!

Happy New Years all!!

ImageChubdam Icarus by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageFuel pods in the knees, what could go wrong by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageVernier Pods by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageTime Dash by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby KungFujiApple » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:51 am

Very nice work. And thank you for the details about the frame design, it really help to impress on me even more the great creative ability you have. I am a fan of the shoulders. Looking forward to what creations you bring to the 2020 year. :)
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:33 pm

Thank you very much, but now I feel the pressure for 2020! I've really been digging the smaller scale frames trend you've been on, looking forward to your 2020 creations as well.
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Inspired by Presha I wanted to try a GN bazooka design as well. Instead of using Jamie McKelvie arm design to be able to hold the weapon with both hands a la the Wing Zero Custom inspired Chubdam, I wanted to try to pull it off with standard Chub arms for Presha since he mostly uses those. It took a lot of finagling in Studio to get both arms to line up perfectly to pull this off, but it the result was worth it. Its a wiiide weld, but I think it works in at least this case. I would be interested to see what others could come up with, both different styles of handles and different weapon designs for these handles as well.

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ImageVirtue GN Drive by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:12 am

Finally got my hands on the 3rd party chinese knock off lego Zaku helmet! More to come.

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby KungFujiApple » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:02 am

Sweet! Looking forward to more^^ . I know a little bit of time has past, but I also wanted to comment on the really awesome head design on the Winder Binder. :)
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:22 pm

KungFujiApple wrote:Sweet! Looking forward to more^^ . I know a little bit of time has past, but I also wanted to comment on the really awesome head design on the Winder Binder. :)


A bit of time has past, but thanks for the kind words!

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Inspired by a new member of our community's attempt at the Cancer unit from Gundam Wing, I wanted to try my hand at it. In hindsight I totally stole their thunder, but they were a good spirit about it.

Was going for a simplistic build with common parts usage that nevertheless reflected the source material. Due to this approach, I'm confident I have all the parts on hand at a glance to brick it up, although I guesstimate 11 of them are in the wrong color, but close enough to work.

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ImageIts not Lupus by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:34 pm

I guess I went on a binge of inspiration there for a minute. Added Pisces, Taurus, and Aries to the OZ forces inspired lineup, and updated the Leo and Space Leo to bring them more in line with the current version of the Tallgeese.
Cancer, Pisces, and Aries all have 'perfect' transformation, while the Taurus requires some rearranging of parts to pull it off.

I suppose Tragos, Mercurius, and Vayeate are all I have left if I wanted to fully round out the OZ forces.

ImageOZ forces by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageTaurus Mobile Suit by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageTaurus flight mode by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageTaurus beam rifle by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageAries mobile suit mode by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageAries Flight mode by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageYou've got a friend in me by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImagePisces Chubdam-style by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImagePisces Chubdam-style Sub mode by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageHydro Bros by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby KungFujiApple » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:54 am

I think that being able to make transformation mechs our of legos is an amazing technique. And these are definitely some nice additions. The Cancer one is great, and I'm drawn to the Taurus one too, but the all are pretty sweet.
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:34 pm

Okay a biggie update. Completed the total line of OZ forces from the main canon, adding Mercurius, Vayeate, Tragos, and Virgo. Tragos's hover platform should probably be slightly taller, but other than that I'm very content with the overall result. There was a lot of fun challenges in this series, but I'm especially happy with the way the Virgo turned out.

ImageOZ Forces Complete by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageVirgo by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageVirgo a-go-go by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageVayeate by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageVayeate Beam Cannon by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageNuclear generator by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageMercurius by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageFull Shields by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageRed & Blue by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageTragos by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Atavism » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:31 pm

Tragos is awesome. Love the hoverskirt.
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 am

Atavism wrote:Tragos is awesome. Love the hoverskirt.


It is a bit twanky ;)
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:09 pm

Rick Dias, from Zeta Gundam. I feel like this model should have gotten more love in the show. Its basically a smash up of a Gundam and a Rick Dom, it even has Gundarium Y armor that was lighter than the OG Gundam's armor. The beam pistols could be fired from the storage rack giving it a rare rear arc most mobile suits lacked. And it was a mass production model!

ImageRick Dias by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageRick Dias Fully Armed by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageSplit Range by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageEye Exam_2 by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageDual Wielding by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageBazooka Joe by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:08 am

Super Gundam (Gundam MKII + G-Defenser) from Zeta Gundam.

Thinking about how the Rick Dias was basically a Gundam w/ Rick Dom parts made me want to do a custom MKII w/ Rick Dias parts added, but then realized that's the same role G-Defenser was intended to fill. Decided to remake the unit from scratch w/o referencing my bricked version. The MKII itself received minor updates like the ejectable head vulcan pod and updated beam rifle/saber racks. G-Defenser came out a bit SD, but it fits so I'll take it.

ImageStonger Than You by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageGundam MKII rear by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageG-Defenser by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageSuper Gundam by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageBeam & Missile Spam by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageBeam & Missile Spam rear by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

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Core Gundam (or as I like to call it Babylegs), from Gundam Build Divers: ReRise. ReRise is a wonderful step up from the trash that was Divers, and I highly recommend it. Core Gundam is designed to combine with a number of armor sets that can also function as support units. Each armor is suited for a particular mission set or environment, and named after a planet.

ImageCore Gundam by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

Earthree, formed from Core Gundam combined with the Earth armor. I guess I'm gonna have to do each armor set....

ImageEarthree ride armor by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageCore Gundam on Earthree ride armor by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageRough rider by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageEarthree Gundam by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageEarthree Rush by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageEarthree Rush Rear by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

ImageGundam to Core Gundam by The Hydromancer, on Flickr
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